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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia angustissimaPrairie acacia. Timbre. Fernleaf Acacia23
Acacia salignaBlue-Leaved Wattle, Orange wattle10
Acer saccharinumSilver Maple, River Maple, Soft Maple31
Albizia julibrissinMimosa, Silktree, Mimosa Tree,22
Albizia lebbeckSiris Tree, Woman's Tongue, East Indian Walnut12
Alnus acuminataAlder02
Alnus glutinosaAlder, European alder , Common Alder, Black Alder03
Arundinaria sppRunning Bamboo31
Arundo donaxGiant Reed, Giant Reed Grass32
Azadirachta indicaNeem24
Balanites aegyptiacaDesert Date. Desert date, Soapberry tree32
Bambusa atraClumping Bamboo. Long pipe bamboo.20
Bambusa bambosGiant Thorny Bamboo33
Bambusa blumeanaSpiny Bamboo. Spiny bamboo, Thorny bamboo20
Bambusa heterostachyaMalay Dwarf Green00
Bambusa nutansNodding Bamboo, Mai bong20
Bambusa oldhamiiRyoku-Chiku, Giant Timber Bamboo, Oldham's Bamboo20
Bambusa pervariabilisClumping Bamboo30
Bambusa polymorphaBurmese bamboo, Jama Betua20
Bambusa textilisClumping Bamboo. Weaver's bamboo30
Bambusa tuldaBengal Bamboo. Spineless Indian bamboo20
Bambusa vulgarisCommon Bamboo32
Bursera simarubaGum Tree, Gumbo Limbo22
Calliandra calothyrsusRed Calliandra, Powderpuff, Kaliandra00
Caragana arborescensSiberian Pea Tree, Siberian peashrub51
Carex meyerianaSedge, Wu la cao 00
Carex morrowiiIwashiba, Japanese Sedge 00
Castanea mollissimaChinese Chestnut32
Castanea sativaSweet Chestnut, European chestnut52
Castanea speciesChestnut Hybrids42
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